Hess Fine Art

Fine Art, Auction, Watch and Antique Experts Since 1984.
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Whenever I call Hess Fine Art, a live person actually answers the phone! The staff is always very helpful and friendly. Angela W.

What’s It Worth? Ships’ Clocks: Keeping Time With Precision

Ships’ Clocks: Keeping Time With Precision

Ships’ clocks have been a staple on military vessels for over 300 years. They vary in value from $400 for a Hamilton non-gimbaled 1940s-era clock, which is basically an oversized pocket watch, to $500 – $2,000 for a gimbaled, boxed Hamilton, to thousands for a marine chronograph that is free sprung with helical hair springs.

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What’s It Worth? The Valuation Ups & Downs Of Vintage Cufflinks

The Valuation Ups & Downs Of Vintage Cufflinks

Today is a great time for cufflink collectors.

Why, exactly? Sadly, the answer is that cufflinks, for the most part, are comparatively unpopular right now, which puts cufflink buyers in a good spot. Cufflinks that brought $8,000-$10,000 during the last wave of cufflink popularity now bring half that.
There is still a lively market in cufflinks, but the prices are just lower than they once were.

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What’s It Worth? A Novelty Pocket Watch Worthy Of James Bond

A Novelty Pocket Watch Worthy Of James Bond

Sometimes a watch is more than just a watch. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, luxury Swiss watchmaker LeCoultre (est. 1833) – long known for their watchmaking mastery of complicated chronographs, repeaters and other unusual watches – manufactured a watch for gamblers; it was called the Roulette Casino Royal. This remarkable watch features a composite 5-piece 14K gold case, with outer bezel that freely spins and functions as a roulette wheel. This is a large (42mm, or about 1.65 inches) men’s pocket watch.

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What’s It Worth? Here, Duckie Duckie

Here, Duckie Duckie

Collecting duck decoys is one of the most rewarding – and frustrating – experiences in the world of collecting.

The overwhelming majority of duck decoys are common and only worth between $5 and $25. However, because of the cross-collectible interest in duck decoys as utilitarian items for actual duck hunting – and in Americana as an art form – occasionally, they are worth $1,000- $10,000 each.

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What’s It Worth? Miniatures — Art On A Smaller Scale

Miniatures — Art On A Smaller Scale

If you have fine art of any kind or any size for sale, we would love to purchase it or put it up on one of our upcoming auctions. Miniature paintings have been done for centuries, but reached their peak in the early to mid-1800s with the Peale family’s impressive output of miniature paintings. The family was famous for them; if you have something signed Peale, it could be worth anywhere from $300 to $100,000.

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